This will was read, recorded and transcribed by JUDY BENSON
While I have endeavored to be as correct as humanly possible, there could be some typographical errors
Will of John C. Ryan of St. John's
John C. Ryan deceased.
This is the last will and testament of me John C. Ryan Grocer of No.
14 Casey Street in the County of St. John's Newfld, made this twenty seventh
day of December in the year of Our Lord one thousand nine hundred and eighteen
I hereby revoke all wills made by me at any time heretofore. I appoint
F. McNamara Provision Merchant Queen St and P.C. O'Driscoll
accountant both of St. John's Newfld to be my Executors, and direct that
all my debts and Funeral Expenses shall be paid as soon as conveniently
may be after my decease. I give and bequeath unto my wife Elizabeth
one half of all money in the Newfld Savings Bank and all Household Furniture-Pictures-Glass-Books-Plate
Linen and other furnishings in and about my dwelling house as her own absolute
property. Also balance of interest in lease of store and house now
occupied by me-and also Freehold house and land 18 Casey Street during
her life and at her death to be sold and amount realized for same to be
divided equally among my surviving children-James-John and Charles.
In addition to above all stock in store to be left to my wife Elizabeth.
I give and bequeath to my three sons James John and Charles the remaining
half of my money in the Newfld Savings Bank in equal proportions on the
attainment of my son Charles 21st Birthday. My son Charles is to
be given my watch. J. C. Ryan. Signed by the said Testator
in the presence of us, present at the same time, who at his request, in
his presence, and in the presence of each other, have subscribed our names
Correct William F. Lloyd
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